START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Join the Consciousness Conversations

Join the Consciousness Conversations

What if you were standing on the moon, looking out at an Earth engulfed by planets and stars and the velvety mystery of the cosmos? Could the experience shatter your faith in a mechanical universe ruled by chance and control and coincidence?

That’s what happened to Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell four decades ago when he made his famous moon walk—and as soon as he returned home, he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) to explore what was to him the next frontier: the role of consciousness in our lives and in our world.

IONS Senior Scientist Marilyn Schlitz has played a pivotal role in that exploration. That’s why The Intelligent Optimist asked her to open The Consciousness Conversations, a six-session online series happening now. And she did so eloquently, inspiring our audience with ideas like these:

“The skill set for the 21st century, and something that I really feel passionate about, is the metacognitive capacity to hold paradox, to hold a multiplicity of points of view.” Watch a short clip of Schlitz exploring these ideas below. CLICK HERE

And The Consciousness Conversations are far from over!
There’s still time to hear what our next guest, The Bond author Lynne McTaggart, has to say and to add your voice to the dialogue. There’s no limit to your questions.

NEXT UP on March 19: Lynne McTaggart
We urgently need a new story, says journalist Lynne McTaggart, who is known for her ability to synthesize the complex ideas emerging from the border of science and spirituality. In her book, The Bond, McTaggart outlines a future in which a new paradigm for living in intimate partnership and connection starts with the understanding–which she calls “shocking in the breadth of its implications”–that nothing in the world is separate. McTaggart will weave her version of the new narrative, rich with the latest scientific realizations, in a way that your life will never be the same.

Sign up, and you’ll receive a recording of the full session with IONS’ Marilyn Schlitz right away.

Want to take collective consciousness to the next level?

Want to put these new ideas to work in your life?

Don’t know much about consciousness and want to learn?

Then this online series is for you.

Read more: Conscious Consumer, Life, Spirit, , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Jurriaan Kamp

The Intelligent Optimist is a community centered around a magazine, a website and online events and courses. We focus on the people, passion and possibilities changing our world for the better.


+ add your own
2:39AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

am ready as i'll ever be

5:02PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Interesting read. Thank you.

10:13AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

noted thanks

8:25AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013


3:43PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Interesting...Thanku very much.

3:50PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013


7:23PM PDT on Mar 19, 2013


10:14AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013


2:42AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

11:40PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Thanks, I want to look into this!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thanks for posting.

There are so many conflicting reports on depression, especially regarding medication; it is difficul…

Forgot to mention a request:-Please Care 2 this article will lead to a load of rubbish posts about D…

i am so happy to share my testimony on how i was able to get back my ex lover around September 2015 …


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!